A coin bearing an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin are being minted by the Art Grani foundry in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk to commemorate Crimea's reunification with Russia. Each of the 1kg (2.2lb) .925 silver coin will have a certificate of authenticity. Only 500 coins will be minted and no price has been announced for the coins so far.

Putin coin

The coin obverse show a bas-relief of the president of Russia Vladimir Putin.

Crimea coin

The coin reverse show the contour of the Crimean peninsula with names of 28 local cities, the figures 2014, and an inscription in Russian "Republic of Crimea’s Reunification with the Russian Federation". On the upper part is the coat of arms of the Russian Federation.

The coins has been called "The Gatherer of Russian Lands-Crimea 2014" - a phrase traditionally associated with Ivan III - better known as Ivan the Great - who significantly expanded Russia's territories during his rule.

On March this year, Russia annexed Crimea after the Crimean parliament declared independence from Ukraine and asked to join the Russian Federation.


The Mint of Poland in Warsaw has produced a Nieu 2013 The Flintstones 1 Dollar silver coin for The Treasury of the Government of Niue. The Flintstones silver coin produced in .925 Silver fine with only 6,000 pieces mintage for worldwide distribution. The coin is packaged in in a cartoon blister pack designed specifically for this coin with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Flintstones
The Flintstones silver coin

The reverse show the main cartoon characters in the Flintstone’s apartment – in the foreground: multi-coloured images of Fred, Barney and Dino. In the background – Wilma and Betty standing by the window. At the bottom – a coloured inscription: THE FLINTSTONES. On the right side of the coin – a signature of the Hanna-Barbera studio which confirms the coin design authorization.

Flintstones coin

In the foreground – a piece of a roll of film which divides a coin into two parts. Above – a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On the right – the face value: 1 DOLLAR (1 dolar). Along the rim – inscriptions: NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), 2014 (the year of issue), ELIZABETH II.

Technical Specifications:
Face value: 1 dollar
Metal: Ag 925
Size: 32,00 mm
Weight: 14,14 g
Mintage: 6,000 pcs
Issuer: Niue Island
Quality: proof
Decoration: pad printing

The Flintstones first broadcast in America on 30th September 1960 on ABC. The main character Fred Flintstones is an accident-prone bronto-crane operator at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company and the head of the Flintstone clan. Barney Rubble is Fred's best friend and next door neighbor. Dino is Fred dinasour pet, a sauropod dinosaur (a Snorkasaurus), who barks and generally acts like a dog. Anyone who watch the cartoon must have remembered Fred catch-phrase “yabba dabba doo”.

Here are the results for Collectibles Auction Asia 3/2014 auction held at Landmark Village Hotel, Singapore on 19 April 2014. 375 lot of coins and 457 lot of banknotes offered in the auction. Malaysia 50 sen 1968 Milled Edge sold at RM19,942 in the same auction today.

In this article, I only shared some of the coins, banknotes, coupons and JIM notes result that you might be interested. 

Collectibles Auction Asia

Highlights for coins (price without buyer premium):
Gold Kupang
Kelantan Kijang Gold Kupang

Lot 106: Patani – Kelantan Kijang (Barking Deer) Gold Kupang-Sold SGD1,200
Patani – Kelantan Kijang (Barking Deer) Gold Kupang. Obverse: A humped Kijang (deer) facing left with the tail raised ending in a flourish. A cresent moon above. Reverse: In Arabic “Malik Al Adil” (The just Ruler) Edge: Plain, weight: 0.6gm, composition: Gold. RRR.

Lot 124: Straits Settlements, Silver dollar, 1920, Restrike. PCGS PR 64-Sold SGD440

Lot 131: Straits Settlements, Silver 50c, 1897, PCGS AU 53-Sold SGD1,900

Lot 174: Straits Settlements, Bronze ½ c, 1932. NGC MS 65 RD-Sold SGD360

Lot 222: Sarawak, Silver 20c, 1927H (SC19, KN20b). NGC MS 63-Sold SGD420

Lot 223: Malaysia, 1971, RM 100, Gold, The 1st Prime Minister. NGC MS 64-Sold SGD1,300

Lot 224: Malaysia, 1971, 10 sen copper-nickel, Parliament House. NGC MS 65-Sold SGD360

Lot 229: Malaysia, C-N RM 1, 1982 (MSC7, KN8). NGC MS 64-Sold SGD170

Lot 233: Malaysia, C-N 20 sen, 1970 (MSC4, KN5). NGC MS65-Sold SGD180

Lot 235: Malaysia, C-N 20 sen, 1994 (MSC11, KN11). NGC MS65-Sold SGD260

Lot 237: 1989, 2nd series the National flower, 1st issued 6 Pcs-Sold SGD600
Malaysia, 1989, 2nd series the National flower, 1st issued: 1 sen copper clad steel, MS65RD; 5 sen (C-N, MS66); 10 sen (C-N, MS67); 20 sen (C-N, MS66); 50 sen (C-N, MS67); Ringgit (C-N, MS65). Total 6pcs. all graded by PCGS.

Lot 241: Malaysia, C-N 10 sen, 1971, NGC MS 66-Sold SGD650

Lot 245: Malaysia, Gold Proof RM200, 9th South East Asia Games, 1977, in original folder Franklin Mint USA-Sold SGD800

Lot 257: Malaysia, 1968, 50 sen, mint error, without security NGC Gem MS 66. Wong Hon Sum collection-Sold SGD6,500

Lot 261: Malaysia, 1969, 50 sen, with security edge. KM-5.2 NGC MS 64-Sold SGD550

Lot 265: Malaysia, Copper Sen, 1976, MSc1a, KM-2 Bronze. PCGS MS 64 RB-Sold SGD4,000

Lot 270: 2 pcs Malaysia, C-N 50c, 1967. NGC MS63. 1968 NGC MS65-Sold SGD200

Lot 272: Malaysia, 1967, official proof set of 5 pcs. KN19. Mintage 500. NGC graded: 1 sen (PF65RD); 5 Sen (PF66); 10 sen (PF65); 20 sen (PF65); 50 sen (PF65) with original box-Sold SGD3,400

Lot 327: Malaysia, 1976, 10 sen, Parliament House, KM-3, Mint error, struck 25% off center and on a 5 sen planchet, a double error, very rare and unusual. NGC MS 66-Sold SGD460

Highlights for JIM Notes (price without buyer premium):
JIM Notes
JIM notes- VJ with red dot in “9” overprinted on $5

Lot 524: Malaya / Japanese Occupation, ND (1946), VJ with red dot in “9” overprinted on $5 JIM with SN MB 293799 note-Sold SGD320

Lot 525: Malay / Japanese Occupation, ND (1946) “Victory Leaflet”, 1945 with red dot in “9”, Blk MK-Sold SGD600

Lot 526: Malay / Japanese Occupation, 1946, Post War Calendar overprinted on ND (1945) $1000 MU note P#M10b, Pick unlisted (Tan J14, KNB15) in the Book “The Japanese Occupation of Malaya (Singapore) and its currency” by Wong Hon Sum, pg 150, 46-F-1. Flat R. PMG Choice UNC 63 EPQ. Wong Hon Sum collection-Sold SGD2,500

Lot 527: Malay / Japanese Occupation, 1946, Post War Calendar overprinted on ND (1945) $1000 MU note P#M10b, Pick unlisted (Tan J14, KNB15) in the Book “The Japanese Occupation of Malaya (Singapore) and its currency” by Wong Hon Sum, pg 150, 46-F-3. Sharp R. UNC-Sold SGD2,300

Lot 528: Malaya / Japanese Occupation, 1946 Post war calendar overprinted on $100 ND (1944) MT note P#M8a, catalogs unlisted. VJ overprinted on back with sharp R of WAR; red dot in “9” of 1945 AU/UNC. Wong Hon Sum’s collection-Sold SGD2,300

Lot 529: Malaya / Japanese Occupation, ND (1946) VJ with red dot in “9” overprinted on $10 MP JIM note (flat R) (Tan J12, KNB12). AU-Sold SGD1,000

Lot 530: Malaya / Japanese Occupation, ND (1946) with red dot in “9” overprinted on $100 MT JIM note, flat R (Tan J13, KNB13). AU. Wong Hon Sum collection-Sold SGD1,500

Lot 532: Netherlands Indies / Japanese Occupation, 4pcs uncut-Sold SGD240
Netherlands Indies / Japanese Occupation, ND(1942) VIJF Cent (5 cent), P#120r, SB2191. Tan NJ2, unfinish (w/o Blk letter) 4pcs uncut sheet. Remainder. PMG AU53 NET. Corner damage (top right).

Highlights for coupons/cash vouchers (price without buyer premium):
1 picul
1 picul Kelantan Rubber Export coupons 1941
Lot 523: $100 rubber plantation, error, and normal note. 2pcs-Sold SGD300

Lot 549: Malaya, Cash Voucher, The Malaya & Friendship Bank Ltd-Sold SGD850
Malaya, Cash Voucher, The Malaya & Friendship Bank Ltd; H. R. H. Prince of Wales (Prince Edward VII) Portrait at Center of face. Date: 135_. No.00354. 12mm tear on left center. Top border trimmed.

Lot 553: Penang Island, Rubber Export coupon, 1941, 25 Katis,B281538. PMG 66 EPQ-Sold SGD550

Lot 581: Malaya, Coupon, 1941 Oct; Nov; Dec (3pcs uncut) 1 & 2 Coagulant pair, Federated Malay States-Sold SGD170

Lot 582: Sarawak Rubber Export coupons Total 5pcs-Sold SGD320
Sarawak Rubber Export coupons, 31st Mar 1942: 5 Katis 442716 (SKR1d); 10 Katis 309428 (SKR2b); 25 Katis 105695 (SKR2f); 1 picul P523505 (SKR4d); 5 piculs P641119 (SKR5b). Total 5pcs. AU

Lot 583: Johore Rubber Export coupons 2pcs-Sold SGD320
Johore Rubber Export coupons, 30th Sept. 1941, 10 Katis X 386272 (JR9); 25 Katis X602767 (JR11). 2pcs. UNC

Lot 584: Sarawak Rubber Export coupons, 3pcs-Sold SGD200

Lot 585: Johore Rubber Export Coupons, 5 Piculs-Sold SGD240

Lot 586: Straits Settlements, Mainland Rubber Export coupons-Sold SGD400

Lot 587: Federated Malay States Rubber Export Coupons, 7pcs-Sold SGD380

Lot 590: Kelantan Rubber Export coupons 1941, 1 picul-Sold SGD550

Highlights for banknotes (price without buyer premium):
Buffalo note
Malaya and British Borneo $10 dollar Buffalo note-error

Lot 557: Malaya, 1st Jan 1942, King George VI $50-Sold SGD2,000

Lot 565: Malaya, 25 cents, 1940, pair, PMG UNC 64 EPQ-Sold SGD3,800

Lot 566: Malaya, 1940, $10 note, purple. SN A/12 046670-Sold SGD2,600

Lot 601: Malaya & British Borneo, 1959, $1 ,7pcs UNC 66 EPQ-Sold SGD2,800

Lot 613: Malaya and British Borneo, $10 Buffalo note-Sold SGD3,200
Malaya and British Borneo, $10 Buffalo note, 1961, SN A/62 674316, error SN partially missing (lost 3 nos missing) EF

Lot 627: Malaysia, 1st series 1967~1972 (Gabenor) RM 1. Golden number. B/52 8888888-Sold SGD2,000

Lot 628: Malaysia, RM 1, Golden nos.4pcs-Sold SGD2,000

Lot 648: Malaysia, RM10, 2000, error note pair-Sold SGD1,300
Malaysia, RM10, 11th series, 2000, Zeti Aziz sign, error note mismatched serial number QL 3879446/3879356 & QL 3879447/3879357. consecutive pair (TanM86, KNB63a) UNC.

Lot 655: 2pcs Malaysia, 2007, RM 50, 50th anniversary of Independence of Malaysia Commenorative Banknotes-Sold SGD750

Lot 662: Malaysia, 1st series 3pcs-Sold SGD1,100
Malaysia, 1st series, ND (1967~1972), Gabenor, RM 5, SN A/1 679813; RM 10 (SA-PULOH) SN A/1 966485 and RM1. 3pcs. AU/UNC

Lot 663: Malaysia, RM 50, 4th series, 1981~1983, SN B/85 000001. VF-Sold SGD2,000

Lot 665: Malaysia, RM 50, 2nd series. SN A/52 605823/4. 2pcs running nos-Sold SGD2,000

Lot 666: Malaysia, RM 50, 3rd series, SN B/13 697401/2. 2pcs running nos-Sold SGD1,500

A Buyer's premium of 15% will be added to hammer price for each lot to all succesful bids. Lots sold though "liveauctioneers.com" are subjected to an additional 3% Buyer's Premium (18% in total). All Shipping, handling and insurance charges will be paid by Buyer.

CAA auction focuses on South-East Asian especially Singapore and Malaysian ancient and modern coins, banknotes and artefacts including cannon money,Johor Empire gold coins and regional tin coins , China old and modern silver and gold coins,China republic banknotes, republic local exchange notes and Chinese RMB and Japanese occupied Malaya banknotes from the personal collection of Mr. Wong Hon Sum and many more.